Today’s storm – see post below – has so far produced at least two reports of stray dogs.
I came across this beautiful Golden Retriever named Hansel (based on the tags). Called the number and it went direct to voicemail. Found on the east side of 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 92nd Street.
None of the neighbors recognized him. Sound like he may have been running for at least a day.
Would you mind posting in the blog? I’ve attached a picture.
Seattle City light now says it expects to have 75 percent of customers restored by 8 p.m.
Update 5 p.m.Seattle City light now says it expects to have 75 percent of customers restored by 8 p.m.
12:15 p.m. A downed tree has closed 15th Avenue Northeast at Northeast 100th Street.
11:30 a.m. 10:15 a.m.Seattle City Light now has around 18,000 36,000 customers without power in this morning’s windstorm, with about 3,000 3,800 of them in the Maple Leaf/Wedgwood area. See current map here.
The Seattle Times reports the north Seattle outages are expected to continue until 4 p.m.
More is on the way. From the National Weather Service Seattle office:
.NOW…WINDS WILL EXPERIENCE A SUDDEN SHIFT AND INCREASE QUICKLY OUT OF THE WEST BETWEEN NOW AND 1130 AM…AS A STRONG SURGE OF WIND SPREADS DOWN THE STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA. LOOKS FOR WINDS TO SUDDENLY INCREASE IN SPEED TO NEAR 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH.
STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR IN LOCATIONS THAT HAVE AN OPEN EXPOSURE TO THE STRAIT. WINDS THIS STRONG WILL BE CAPABLE OF CAUSING LOCAL POWER OUTAGES AND BLOWING DOWN A FEW TREES. A HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING.
South fence at the upper reservoir park.
A gusty morning has already led to at least one area of Maple Leaf that has lost power, on 97th between Roosevelt and 15th.
It’s not marked yet on Seattle City Light’s outage map, so please let us know who else is in the dark out there! See comments below.
(Winds to 34 mph so far this a.m. at Maple Leaf Life South.)
Saturday looks to be wet and stormy for Western Washington. Strong winds beginning Saturday morning could blow down branches and trees, and cause power outages in some areas before dying down Saturday evening. The Coast will be pounded by large waves, which will make for dangerous surf conditions through early Sunday. And snow levels will plummet Saturday, with 6+ inches of snow for the passes and a foot or more at the higher elevations possible by mid-day Sunday.
The cats at Seattle Creative Kids Preschool are counting on winning the 2013 biggest pumpkin in Maple Leaf contest. The actual weight of the pumpkin won’t be revealed until today.
Tonight – when witches and ghouls prowl – is now forecast to be dry. With temperatures in the 50s.
WEAK FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE AREA THIS MORNING WITH MOST OF WHAT LITTLE PRECIPITATION THERE IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FRONT OVER THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR. UPPER LEVEL RIDGE STARTING TO BUILD IN LATER IN THE DAY WILL BRING ABOUT AN END TO THE SHOWER ACTIVITY BY EARLY EVENING FOR MOST AREAS.
Maple Leaf usually has hundreds of kids – and dogs – on the prowl for treats. See you tonight!
From Friends for a Greater Maple Leaf Park:
“The Opening Festivities will include a performance by Counterbalance Barbershop quartet, ribbon cutting ceremony, light refreshments, and family activities. We look forward to seeing you there!”
Confluent Boulders. Inspired by the two water sources that feed the Maple Leaf Reservoir, the sculpture comprises two boulders taken from the Tolt River and Cedar River watersheds. (Thanks for the quick description, Donna. For more from Friends for a Greater Maple Leaf Park, scroll down.)
The fence around our park is (largely) down this morning, and people are strolling the upper circle.
Dozens of them, with children and dogs.
(Dog owners beware: There is lots of tasty Canada Goose poop in the grass.)
Official opening is at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Sunday’s opening includes the annual Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes.
“The Parade will end in Maple Leaf Park, just in time for the Opening Celebration of the upper part of the Park (which officially starts at 2:30 and runs to 4:30).
“The Opening Festivities will include a performance by Counterbalance Barbershop quartet, ribbon cutting ceremony, light refreshments, and family activities. We look forward to seeing you there!
“We could use a few volunteers to help with crossing Roosevelt and do some ‘front running’ to inform participating businesses the parade is approaching their location and giving them a chance to get outside to hand out treats. Email email@example.com with questions, comments, or to volunteer!”
This morning Karen reports that her car was broken into, probably while she was waiting for the Olympic View Elementary School bus.
They smashed the passenger side window and rifled through the glove compartment. They scored an incomplete library audiobook – “Cleopatra: A Life.”
They didn’t get the complete audiobook because one of the CDs was in the player. A small consolation.
This occurred at Northeast 94th Street and Eighth Avenue Northeast.
On Wednesday Donna emailed that her car was broken into on Northeast 102nd Street between 12th and 15th avenues northeast , “leaving quite a mess in their wake.
“They ultimately found nothing of value other than a $20 bill, which they took.”
Car prowls – where a vehicle is broken into but not stolen – are considered the most common crimes in the city. We haven’t reported on them since mid-May, but since the start of October there have been roughly 30 cars broken into or stolen entirely in the neighborhood, according to the police crime map.
Over the weekend, folks were invited to view “Paranorman,” but the series continues this weekend with “Muppets Take Manhattan” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
The Puppet Center says the free film series will continue, adding:
In addition to popular hits like these, there will be some documentaries, cult favorites and some bizarre artsy films. Stay tuned!
When you visit, make sure to take time to look at the new exhibit of Chinese puppet traditions. Looking forward to sharing all the 2013-2014 programs with you and the rest of our community. Thanks for your continued interest in the art of puppetry and thanks for your support of this unique non-profit organization.